Magos Paladius, first mentioned in the great archives of Mars, was sent to the planet Kronus by the Fabricator General to oversee the study of the Hellstorm Cannon from the destroyed Imperator Titan: Aquila Ignis, soon after the Horus Heresy. In his studies, he feared that a daemon of Nurgle resided within the great cannon.[1a] In addition to studying the cannon, Paladius also studied the planet of Kronus, discovering several human installations built during the Dark Age of Technology. In the city of Pavonis, he discovered an Aeolis Orbital Control Post capable of tracking all planetary activity and plotting courses to evade siege formations. The Aeolis Orbital Control Post is a "more-efficient cousin of the Kyber Tracking Station" thought to have been lost and only available through the STC.[1b] In the Aceria Forest, Paladius discovered a Zeus-class Relay and Control Station capable of Orbital Artillery. [1c] Lastly, in the Hyperion Peaks, Paladius found several mining facilities build before the time of the Imperium. These automated mines had an output capacity and speed that exceeded any the Imperium had seen before. [1d] His discoveries were confirmed by Adeptus Mechanicus communiqués between Magos Explorator Gaius and Magos Explorator Cumin.
- 1: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade